Founders Day 2012
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
FaceAIDS Fashion Show
FaceAIDS hosted their second annual benefit fashion show and silent auction for the Malaysia PT Foundation. This is an organization that works with marginalized groups in Malaysia to advocate HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support systems. Students modeled clothing donated from various companies and boutiques, and the clothing (among other gift baskets) was available for purchase during a silent auction.
The Roommate Games
Res Life and Mac at Nite organized the Roommate Games at Macalester. The event, modeled after the Newlyweds game, tested students on how well they knew their roommates.
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester and Charles Dickens scholar, plays the part of Scrooge in this YouTube video and learns some valuable lessons from some very notable ghosts.
Finding It All at Mac
Mac students are driven without being overly competitive, a rare quality to find and one I value immensely, writes Gerbrand Hoogvliet ’11.
Kick Out AIDS
Kick Out AIDS was a student-sponsored, benefit kickball tournament for Peace House Africa, a Minnesota-based organization that works to create a sustainable future for AIDS orphans and their communities.
MIO Cultural Show
Student cultural organizations celebrate culture and diversity with an evening of performance and dance.
Choosing A College
In this ongoing series Collin Calvert '13 talks to students about how they chose a college.
Sneak Peek: The Inland Sea
The Theatre and Dance Department presents "The Inland Sea." Performances begins this weekend but you can get a sneak peek of the action right now.
Día de los Muertos
Student organization Adelante celebrated Día de los Muertos, a latin american holiday to honor loved ones and they pass onto the next world. Traditional celebrations include constructing an alter, which the students recreated here at Macalester.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
About Those Midterms
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students their tips and tricks for midterms.
"I think everyone fantasizes when they read Harry Potter that they'll get to play Quidditch sometime in their life," says Joseph Frankl '14.
Family Fest Petting Zoo
During Family Fest in October, a temporary petting zoo was set up on outside of Old Main. It was sponsored by the Program Board.
Every Fall the Hispanic and Latin American Studies department welcomes their campus family back with an ice cream sundae extravaganza. Student and faculty catch up on what they've done over the summer, reignite friendships, and meet new people, all while enjoying beautiful weather and creamy dairy goodness.
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks student what they're doing for Family Fest.
My Latest Obsession
In this ongoing series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students what their latest obsession is.
On Saturday 17 September 2011, the MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Residential Life staff hosted a courtyard party for dorm residents, complete with pizza, smores, hot chocolate and the DJ club.
Kagin Ice Cream Social
Kagin Commons held its annual Ice Cream Social & Open House. Community members learned more about what happens in the Kagin bulilding. Staff, tutors, counselors, and fellow students from the MAX Center, Multicultural Life, Internship Programs, Sustainability, and Career Development Center, were there to greet and serve ice cream until it ran out.
Nice Ride Dedication
Mac just keeps getting greener. The latest fuel-saving innovation added a station for the Twin Cities public bike-sharing program Nice Ride. The program started last year in Minneapolis, where it enjoyed great success. The station was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in mid-September 2011.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale ’50 and A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor spoke at Macalester's opening convocation. Their talk, “A conversation about life and politics,” featured remarks from Keillor and Mondale about the state of the nation followed by a Q & A session moderated by President Rosenberg.
Following the academic year's opening Convocation with Walter Mondale and Garrison Keillor as guest speakers, Macalester held an all-campus picnic.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
What Class Are You Looking Forward To?
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks current students what class they are looking most forward to.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Laura Avena ’14 is a cancer survivor from age 4, an accomplished volleyball athlete, and an internationally competitive chemistry student. It’s a path forged through blood, sweat and tears.
Frog and Flower Count
Each year hundreds of laypeople and scientists use sonar detectors, bug lights, live traps, and laptops to count and chronicle an area’s flora and fauna. This year the event—dubbed Minnesota BioBlitz—was held at Macalester’s Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights.
For someone who never expected to be in politics, Kathy Kim ’12 (Bellevue, Wash.) has come far: Next fall she’ll begin her term as president of the Macalester College Student Government.